Madeira proudly preserves the cultural and historical expressions that make this archipelago so unique. The Museum of Embroidery and Handicraft, in Funchal, was created precisely to ensure the conservation and dissemination of this central identity heritage.
This museum, associated with the Madeira Wine, Embroidery and Handicrafts Institute, brings together a collection of high historical and cultural interest, consisting of pieces of Madeira Embroidery Designs over 150 years old. Visitors have therefore the opportunity to observe here some relics, with their usual refinement and perfection, produced between the 1860s and the 1930s.
In the main hall of the Museum of Embroidery and Handicraft, the romantic atmosphere characteristic of the 18th and 19th centuries has been recreated. In harmony with some Victorian-style furniture, in mannequins and showcases, are exposed several garments with applications or entirely made in Madeira Embroidery Design.
In a second room, maintaining the romantic atmosphere, the Museum of Embroidery and Handicraft recreates the ambience of an alcove. In this space, pieces of underwear, bed linen or towels can be appreciated. Discover this art, which is decisive in Madeira's economic, cultural and social life.
Note: Temporarily closed.
The Museum of Embroidery and Handicraft, in Funchal, brings together a collection of great historical and cultural importance, with pieces of Madeira Embroidery Designs dating back more than 150 years.